Top Times (As of November 2015):
- 50 Free, 23.18 (2014 LE Senior Championships, SCY)
- 100 Free, 49.95 (2014 LE Senior Championships, SCY)
- 200 Free, 1:47.82 (2015 LE Northeast Ohio HS Districts, SCY)
- 50 Meter Free, 26.05 (2015 Speedo Junior Nationals, LCM)
- 100 Meter Free, 56.39 (2015 Speedo Junior Nationals, LCM)
Awards/Honors/Rankings: 2016 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 50 and 100 meter free ... won two varsity letters at Hawken, one for swimming and one for track ... voted Lake Erie Swimming Senior Swimmer of the Year ... as a sophomore, swam with sister Alyssa on 200 medley relay All-American team.
Prep & Personal: Swam with both prep team and Lake Erie Silver Dolphins club team ... as a freshman, set school records in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back and 200 IM ... was a state finalist and All-American ... as a sophomore, broke all her school records and repeated as a state finalist and All-American ... also named a Scholastic All-American ... as a junior, broke school records in 50, 100 and 200 free ... team was crowned Division II State Champions ... finished season as a state runner up, All-American and Scholastic All-American.
Outside the Pool: Hails from same area of Ohio as current Irish swimmers Katie Miller and Danielle Margheret ... middle child of Steve and Kristan Heller ... has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Alyssa ... intends to major in psychology at the University.
Head Coach Mike Litzinger on Heller: "Lauren's commitment to Notre Dame is game changing. She is a very talented and powerful freestyler, who has a great future in college swimming. I enjoyed getting to know Lauren and her family during the summer and fall. Family is important to us at Notre Dame, and Lauren has great support from hers as she begins her career here."